Tissue and Ink Background Technique

Using tissue paper (the crafting kind) is super fun to use to make backgrounds. There are many ways you can use it.


I’m going to show you how to use it with a stamp and an ink pad, plus spray ink.



crumpled tissue background


Materials needed:


Plain tissue paper (for crafting or gift wrapping)

Background stamps

Ink pads

Spray inks



First, add ink to your background stamp:


ink stamp to put on tissue

You can use a brayer for more even coverage if you want.


Stamp the tissue paper.


A word about the above journal page: I have ADHD. I think most people who also have ADHD might tell you that making lots of mistakes is common. Remembering to learn from them is also an issue. However, knowing things like the self-talk above is always helpful. I found an article about


ink on tissue for background



Crumpled up your stamped tissue one or more times.


crumpled tissue for mixed media background



Add Modge Podge or another adhering medium to where you want your background to be.


In my case, a little journal book.


layer of dodge podge for mixed media background



Place the crumpled tissue on top of the glue medium and kind of squish it around so there are bumps for more texture.


layer tissue in art journal for mixed media background



Trim the tissue around the edges of your page or canvas as needed.


trim tissue for mixed media background



Spray your tissue-covered background with various spray inks.

- here is another background tutorial using paint and spray inks.


I usually like to add 2 or 3 different colors of spray ink to one background.


inks sprays on tissue for mixed media background


spray ink on tissue for mixed media background


And here is a page using the background in my newest art journal. The theme of it is “good life advice.”


art journal with crumpled tissue background technique

A word about the above journal page: I have ADHD. I think most people who also have ADHD might tell you that making lots of mistakes is common. Remembering to learn from them is also an issue. However, knowing things like the self-talk above is always helpful. I found an article about 12 Things To Remember The Next Time You ‘Mess Up’ that will help keep you from beating yourself up too much.


So, what are some other tissue backgrounds that you know?




Buy the supplies on Amazon:




textured tissue paper background
mixed media background with tissue paper




diy tutorial for mixed media background

Disclaimer

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites

Subscribe to My Website. I send newsletters when there are new projects posted 😁

Thanks for subscribing!

My recent posts: